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Florida Keys Accomodations. Anyone ever stayed at.......

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Parmer's Resort in Little Torch Key, Bahia Honda State Park, Holiday Isle Resort in Islamorada or at Sugarloaf Key. Would be interested in any info regarding these places or other first-hand experiences in places you stayed near these areas.

Considering a mid May trip.

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Re: Florida Keys Accomodations. Anyone ever stayed at.......

Post by Longboardn' ASEL&S »

Dr.Corona wrote: Bahia Honda State Park, Holiday Isle Resort in Islamorada

Considering a mid May trip.
Stayed at both of these.
The park is considered one of the best beach camping spots in the WORLD!! Reservations manditory.
Quiet and peaceful, it's quite a contrast from Holiday Isle.

Holiday Isle is a mix of a bunch of older hotels all at the same spot, and is undergoing major renovation.
At least five bars, a great fishing boat fleet, and a tiny man-made swimming beach.
FL Regulars know not to pay more than $60 a night in May for a $299 room.
Just show up without reservations, ask for their best walk-in rate.
I paid $79 this past Christmas, but refused to pay $229 for the same room this past Feb. You get spoiled I guess.
High season ends after Easter, so you will do fine as a walk-in.
Local residents hate the place, it's a major drinking stop for travellers to Key West. Lots of really nice choppers parked there most days.
Tip: The Chevron station in front by the road is owned by them.
Plenty of cold brew available, free ice for guests, the best "bar" on the premises if you ask me!
Sub hundred dollar room? Ice cold 12 packs? No wonder we stay there at least once a year!
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Post by sonofabeach »

I have a friend who stayed at Parmer's and loved it.
We've stayed not far away at the Tucker Inn Cottages on Cudjoe Key a couple of times and loved it.
http://www.tuckerinn.com/

A couple of years back I camped out in a tent just north of the Seven Mile Bridge.
There is a cool little joint there called Porkys with great Buffettesque music by Rocketman at night.
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Post by Calypso Poet 99 »

Right next to Holiday Isle is Pelican Cove. We usualy stay there and walk over. The rooms at Holiday Isle main hotel are really run down. At Pelican Cove you get a much nicer room and I think every room has an ocean or harbor view.

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Post by Missing B'dos »

Swam at Bahia Honda, looked for shells, etc. Stayed in Marathon. Didn't know you could stay at Bahia Honda? Are you camping?

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Took my daughter and her friend to swim at Holiday Isle this weekend. Word is after the spring traffic pushes on up the road, the hotel will be a tear down. The bars, shops and of course charter operators will still be fully active.

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Post by Dr.Corona »

Well guys, thanks for your responses but the good Doctor and his wife totally switched gears and now we're doing a cruise May 14 through the 18th instead.

We'll be on the Royal Caribbean Majesty of The Seas stopping in Nassau, Key West & Coco Cay Island. We've done this same itinerary before but this time we're gonna try it a little more sober! :lol: Well, maybe not in Key West! 8)

But I have filed away the Keys info for future trips.
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chalksoperations wrote:Took my daughter and her friend to swim at Holiday Isle this weekend. Word is after the spring traffic pushes on up the road, the hotel will be a tear down.
Last January I noticed some gutted rooms at the two story building (the old Ho Jo's) that are attached to the new office at the north-eastern area of the complex. I assumed they were re-doing the rooms in that building slowly.
Are they tearing down the tall main building and re-building from scratch?
Sounds like the end of the $59 walk in rates to me !
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Post by Migration Michelle »

Never stayed at any of those...we stayed in rental house in Islamorada a few times.

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Post by chalksoperations »

It's a total tear down. The hotel, tiki bar, pool etc will all be leveled. Another cool little drinking hole preparing to be paved over for another high end resort/spa.
Word around the chumbucket is as soon as the last of the spring breakers roll out things will start coming down.

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chalksoperations wrote:It's a total tear down. The hotel, tiki bar, pool etc will all be leveled. Another cool little drinking hole preparing to be paved over for another high end resort/spa.
Word around the chumbucket is as soon as the last of the spring breakers roll out things will start coming down.
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Post by whitepelican »

We had dinner at Little Palm Island resort. That was all i could afford there! lol Other than that Grassy Key and Key West.
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Post by Mon »

Loved going to Holiday Isle......my father in law has a time share in Islamorada - spent some time wastin' away at Holiday Isle. Although, haven't been there for 4 years now. :(

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Post by photogal »

wow thats sad, we always stopped there on the way down. I can see doing over the hotel part but tear down everything....boohooo :(
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photogal wrote:wow thats sad, we always stopped there on the way down. I can see doing over the hotel part but tear down everything....boohooo :(
:( We always stopped for a rum runner.........and maybe a mudslide. :wink:

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